Myths and Questions About Homelessness

Myths and Questions About Homelessness

Homelessness, despite its often very visible presence in urban areas, remains a commonly misunderstood social issue. Stereotypes abound:

  • homeless people are all elderly men
  • homeless people are lazy/bums/drunks/sick
  • people choose to be homeless
  • homeless people don’t want housing/jobs/education
  • homeless youth just don’t like the rules at home

Here at the Homeless Hub we want to help change people’s understanding about homelessness by presenting research, facts and stories that can educate and inform. In this section we answer questions and dispell myths to create a more informed public.

Have a question or myth you’d like to see debunked? Message us at thehub@edu.yorku.ca